The current 139 litre volume of the cabinets I’m planning need a two 100mm diameter 24 cm bass reflex ports to tune to my proposed frequency of 33Hz.. Any of the bass reflex tube products cost quite a few bucks to send over to Australia unfortunately. Thanks to the useful suggestions of Stereo.net.au forum members, I got the idea of making my own from PVC water piping, using a heat gun to form the flares. But I’m not so handy with being able to fashion them presentably well, so I went with a combined approach of using some less expensive fixed lenth 200mm long ports (the same kind from Altronics I’ve already used), with some 90mm PVC piping to make short extensions with flaring on the end.
Lucky I still had the offcuts from the ones I had shortened for the Econowave speakers so I could use that to check the dimensions were OK:
some ambient/drone from Sense:
Random Walkers – View From The Outside
some dubtech with just a dash of pixie trance.
Generous by Hostage
IDM/techno elecronic stuff from Romania? but I like it.
some nice quality meat and potatoes techno.. with a bit o’ house.
The Inescapable Decay of My Heart (Instrumentals)
A more stripped down version of Yagya’s great “pop dubno” album.
Ambient Compilation release from Melbourne label Cyan Music, featuring Steve Law, amongst others:
Some cryptic ambient/drone from the mysterious BM1600 on Bandcamp:
Digital music distribution has reached a pretty good state now, with quality FLAC or WAV online versions of most new music releases being available at the same time as the CD, or even sometimes being the only format smaller releases are using. Since making all these speakers and amps is mostly for the music we play through it, here are some releases of note.. (though maybe not always flac download releases, or even sticking to electronic music). Called “Do Yourself A Favour” as a tribute to Countdown and Molly Meldrum.
New release from G3D9 aka Scott Guyver3 as we knew him in the old Clan Analogue days.
Nice meat and potatoes minimal techno, well fitted to the excellent local Melbourne MACHINE label sound.
Bandcamp page to get at the goodies:
Also available at a bunch of other places, but I prefer Bandcamp for the nice crispy flacs:
Unfortunately I couldnt make it to the launch party, but there is a live set recording available here: